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Google Taps VMWare Co-Founder Diane Greene To Lead New Cloud Team, Acquires Her Bebop Platform

Google Taps VMWare Co-Founder Diane Greene To Lead New Cloud Team, Acquires Her Bebop Platform

Google announced that it has hired VMware co-founder Diane Greene to lead a new team combining all of Google’s cloud businesses including Google for Work, the Google Cloud Platform, and Google Apps. The company has also agreed to acquire, bebop, a new development platform/company that Greene also founded. Google CEO Sundar Pichai said in a blog post, “Since the launch …

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Microsoft Partners with Red Hat On Enterprise Linux for Azure

Microsoft Partners with Red Hat On Enterprise Linux for Azure

Microsoft announced on Wednesday that it has entered a partnership with Red Hat to include Red Hat solutions on Microsoft Azure. Red Hat Enterprise Linux is to be offered as the preferred choice for enterprise Linux workloads. The two companies are also working together to address enterprise, ISV and developer needs for building, deploying, and managing applications on Red Hat …

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Microsoft Buys Cloud Security Company Adallom

Microsoft Buys Cloud Security Company Adallom

Microsoft announced that it has acquired cloud security firm Adallom, which it describes as “an innovator” and “leader in helping customers protect their critical assets across cloud applications.” The deal was reported in the media a couple months ago, but the company only now made it official. “This acquisition is the latest example of Microsoft’s commitment to delivering innovative identity …

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Google Cloud Storage Gets Offline Media Import / Export

Google announced the launch of Offline Media Import/Export for Google Cloud Storage, enabling users to load data into any class (Standard, DRA, Nearline) by sending physical media like hard disk drives, tapes, and USB drives to third-party service providers who upload data for you. The company says this will be helpful to you if you’re stuck with a slow, unreliable, …

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Alibaba Group’s Cloud Business Expands With New Data Center

Alibaba Group’s Cloud Business Expands With New Data Center

Aliyun, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, announced that it will set up a new cloud data center in Singapore, where the company will also base the headquarters for its overseas business. The center will launch next month. The company notes that the center utilizes a $1 billion investment in cloud computing from Alibaba Group, which will lead to …

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Study: 86% Of Enterprises To Connect To Multiple Cloud Providers Within 2 Years

Study: 86% Of Enterprises To Connect To Multiple Cloud Providers Within 2 Years

XO Communications recently commissioned a study from IDC, which found that most enterprises are planning to implement a “multicloud” strategy despite historically being “long-held concerns” about security and performance. More specifically, the number of enterprises that will connect their corporate networks to two or more cloud service providers will triple within the next two years, it finds. According to the …

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Google Makes Cloud Deployment Manager Generally Available

Google Makes Cloud Deployment Manager Generally Available

Back in May, Google released Cloud Deployment Manager in beta. It’s now generally available and ready for anybody to use for production. The tool lets you create, deploy, and manage Cloud Platform resources. You can create dynamic templates that describe your desired configuration and use it to create Cloud resources as a single deployment. In a blog post, Google lists …

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Apple Says It’s Not Testing Its Own Phone Service

Apple Says It’s Not Testing Its Own Phone Service

Apple is denying a report that said it was testing its own wireless service. “We have not discussed nor do we have any plans to launch an MVNO,” said an Apple spokeswoman in a statement. On Monday, a report from Business Insider quoted sources ‘close to Apple’ who said that the company is looking to get into the MVNO game. …

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Apple Reportedly Testing Its Own Phone Service

Apple Reportedly Testing Its Own Phone Service

In the future, it’s entirely possible that you’ll never have to deal with anyone other than Apple to use your new iPhone. This is great or not-so-great news, depending on your feelings toward Apple. We’ve heard talks of Apple launching its own phone service for a while, but a new report says that Apple’s already begun trialing said service in …

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Dropbox Adds File Requests For Collecting Files From Groups

Dropbox announced a new feature for file requests so users can more easily collect files of any size from groups on any platform regardless of device. “Existing solutions to collect files – email, text messaging, social media, FTP servers, or even physically mailing hard drives – are clunky and often limited by file size,” a Dropbox spokesperson tells WebProNews. “Dropbox’s …

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Need More Storage? Google and Microsoft Are Both Giving It Away Right Now

Are you running out of cloud storage? If so, two major providers are giving it away right now. Microsoft is offering 100GB of OneDrive cloud storage for the next two years – and all you have to do is sign up for Bing Rewards. Don’t know what Bing Rewards is? It’s pretty simple. Bing Rewards offers credits for everyday searches, …

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Oracle Announces Datalogix Acquisition

Oracle announced that it’s acquiring consumer data collection company Datalogix, which currently aggregates and provides data for over $2 trillion of consumer spending from 1,500 data partners. This data is used to provide ad targeting. Datalogix is already in use by 82 of the top 100 advertisers in the U.S. as well as 7 of the top 8 digital media …

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Google Announces Container Engine And More Cloud Platform News

Google is holding its Cloud Platform Live event today in San Francisco, where it has already made some big announcements. One of these is Google Container Engine which lets you run Docker containers in compute clusters, powered by the previously announced Kubernetes. Kubernetes, an open source container manager, was announced back in June. More on that here. “Google Container Engine …

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Amazon Prime’s Newest Perk Is Unlimited Photo Storage

Amazon Prime members have a new perk to help justify the annual fee – free, unlimited photo storage in the Amazon Cloud Drive. Amazon is calling it Prime Photos, and it extends the free, unlimited storage offering previously available to Fire Phone owners to any Prime customer. “This time of year in particular, families are capturing thousands of photos of …

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Cisco Announces Metacloud Acquisition Plans

Cisco just announced that it intends to acquire private cloud company Metacloud to accelerate its own “intercloud” strategy. Metacloud says the deal will not affect users’ environments, and that it already has account reps reaching out to customers to answer questions. It counts Tableau, Ooyala, SK Planet, and Tapjoy among its customers. “Metacloud’s OpenStack-based cloud platform will accelerate Cisco’s strategy …

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Salesforce Aims To Give Companies LinkedIn-Like Community Experience

Salesforce announced the launch of the Salesforce1 Community Cloud, which it says propels the company into the fast-growing $3.5 billion enterprise collaboration market. According to Salesforce, the offering enables companies to create their own trusted LinkedIn-like communities, which are connected to their own business processes. These, the company says, can be used to engage customers, partners, and employees in a …

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Amazon Web Services Launches Storage, Mobile Developer Solutions

Amazon just made a couple of Amazon Web Services (AWS) announcements, involving some new capabilities for mobile developers and a new enterprise storage and sharing service. The storage service is called Amazon Zocalo. Starting in limited preview today, Amazon describes it as a ” fully managed, secure enterprise storage and sharing service with strong administrative controls and feedback capabilities that …

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IBM Partners With SAP To Get Enterprise Apps On SoftLayer Cloud

IBM and SAP have expanded a global partnership, which will see the latter deliver its SAP Hana platform, SAP Hana One service and other applications on IBM’s SoftLayer cloud platform, which has been verified to run SAP Business Suite software and SAP BusinessObjects solutions. Businesses will have access to 40 data centers in five continents for running SAP enterprise apps. …

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Google Acquires Stackdriver For Cloud Platform

Google announced on Wednesday that it has acquired Stackdriver, a provider of cloud monitoring services. “Stackdriver has built a leading service to help developers intelligently monitor the apps and services they’re building and running in the cloud,” says Google product manager Tom Kershaw. “This allows customers to have more visibility into errors, performance, behavior, and operations. The teams are going …

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Google Adds DoubleClick Ad Exchange Real-Time Bidding From Cloud Platform

Google announced that it is now letting marketers conduct real-time bidding on the DoubleClick Ad Exchange right from Google Cloud Platform. Ad Exchange users hosted on Google Compute Engine will always get 100 milliseconds for bid request processing and free network transit from Google Cloud Platform to all Ad Exchange trading locations (North America – east coast and west coast …

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Oracle Is Buying BlueKai For Big Data Marketing

Oracle announced on Monday that it has signed an agreement to acquire cloud-based big data platform BlueKai, which offers a solution for personalizing marketing campaigns. According to Oracle, BlueKai has the “world’s largest third party data marketplace to augment a company’s proprietary customer data with actionable information” with over 700 million profiles. The company intends to integrate BlueKai with its …

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IBM To Acquire DBaaS Provider Cloudant

IBM announced on Monday that it has entered into an agreement to acquire database-as-a-service provider Cloudant. Cloudant, which IBM will use to expand its big data/analytics, cloud computing and mobile offerings, lets developers create next-gen mobile and web apps “easily and quickly.” It’s already in use by various companies in gaming, financial services, online learning, retail, healthcare, and mobile device …

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Google Launches General Availability Of Cloud SQL

Google released Cloud SQL in limited preview back in 2011, and has only just now launched general availability. It was first conceived of as an add-on to Google App Engine, but Google has since launched Compute Engine, and it works as a “database backbone” for apps running on either. With general availability, Cloud SQL gets encryption of customer data, a …

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Personal Cloud Storage Hit 685 Petabytes This Year

In the past few years, the word “cloud” has become a buzzword for companies unsure of where their future markets are headed. Despite the word itself meaning whatever business want, the cloud storage industry has actually become a major tech segment – especially for the consumer market. Market research firm ABI Research today released a new report showing that personal …

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Can Google Lure Businesses With Its Powerful Infrastructure And Lower Prices?

Can billions of search results in milliseconds, 6 billion hours of YouTube video per month & storage for 425 million Gmail users be wrong? As if businesses weren’t relying on Google enough, the company took a major step toward gaining even more dependence from businesses this week with the launch of general availability of Google Compute Engine. It’s been called …

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Google Compute Engine Generally Available With Lower Prices And More Linux Support

Last year, Google unveiled Compute Engine at Google I/O, apparently seeking to compete with Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure for the cloud computing needs of businesses. In May, Google made it available for everyone, and added sub-hour billing charges for instances in one-minute increments, shared-core instances, advanced routing features and disk support for up to 10 terabytes per volume. …

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Amazon Launches AWS Activate Packages For Startups

Amazon announced on Thursday that AWS Activate, a package which includes AWS credits, training, developer support, a startup community forum and offers from third parties, is now available. It’s essentially a gateway for startups to get up and running with Amazon Web Services. Adam Selipsky, VP, Amazon Web Services, said, “Many of the world’s most successful startups already build their …

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Get Ready For Lots Of Microsoft Enterprise Releases This Fall

Microsoft has announced a bunch of new enterprise cloud solutions coming this fall. On October 18th, the company will release Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2 for businesses to create data centers, as well as Visual Studio 2013 and the new .NET 4.5.1 for app creation. On November 1st, the company will start offering Enterprise Agreement customers …

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This Is How The Cloud Will Enhance Games On The Xbox One

Cloud computing isn’t the mystical magic power that some make it out to be. It’s not going to make your games suddenly look better, or in the case of Sim City, play better. It will, however, be beneficial to the gaming experience in some unique ways. Ever since the Xbox One was announced, Microsoft has touted how cloud computing would …

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Google Just Eased Some Security Concerns About Cloud Storage

Google announced that Google Cloud Storage now encrypts all data before it’s written to disk. Better yet, this will cost you nothing extra. In fact, you don’t even have to do anything extra or change any settings. Data is simply decrypted when read by an authorized user. “If you require encryption for your data, this functionality frees you from the …

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